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Michigan stays put at No. 4 in AP Poll

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After beating Penn State, Michigan stays at No. 4 in the AP Top 25 poll.

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The new AP Top 25 Poll has been released and the Michigan Wolverines remain at No. 4 in the country following a 49-10 victory over Penn State to start Big Ten Conference play.

Michigan has been led by quarterback Wilton Speight, who has completed 72-of-114 passes for 875 yards and nine touchdowns. He has only thrown one interception. De’Veon Smith has carried the load, with true freshman Chris Evans, on the ground for the Wolverines. Smith has 39 carries for 259 yards (6.6 AVG) and two touchdowns, while Evans has 29 carries for 213 yards (7.3 AVG) and three touchdowns. Amara Darboh, Jake Butt and Jehu Chesson have been some of the most dominant receivers in football. However, Darboh has especially shined with 17 receptions for 248 yards and four touchdowns.

In Michigan’s 49-10 win against Penn State, the Wolverines dominated the run game with 49 carries for 326 yards and six touchdowns. Karan Higdon (2), Ty Isaac, Khalid Hill, Evans and Smith punched the ball into the end zone with their legs. True freshman tight end Devin Asiasi caught the only passing touchdown from Speight.

Ohio State remained at No. 2 in the country, Wisconsin jumped to No. 8, Nebraska has moved to No. 15 and Michigan State dropped to No. 17.